Food Blogger Cookbook Swap 2014

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Food Blogger Cookbook Swap

Nearly everyone I know is a cookbook collector.

It always starts innocently enough; maybe you found a book that was on sale for a song and couldn’t be missed, or maybe you had to buy your favorite chef’s cookbook(s). But then before you realized what was happening, you moved your entire collection into the spare room and bought a third new bookshelf to house it.

Sound familiar? Me too.

That’s why Alyssa from Everyday Maven and I decided to host the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap (sound familiar? We hosted a Food Blogger Prop Swap last year)…we all have at least one cookbook we’d be willing to part with, right?

The idea was that a food blogger would send one of his/her new or gently used cookbooks to another food blogger, and in return, he/she would receive a cookbook from another food blogger. Now the swapping is finished, and we can all enjoy our new (to us, anyway) cookbooks!

I was randomly paired with Anne from From My Sweet Heart. I sent her a signed copy of my cookbook, and I hope she enjoys it. I consider the recipes in it like family heirlooms, and I hope they grace Anne and her family’s table and maybe even become some of her their favorites. (Update: Someone who had signed up to participate ended up not being able to get a book sent out, so I was happy to send my cookbook to Jordan of I’m Gonna Cook That! as well. I hope she enjoys the book and gets use out of it for years to come.)

Everyone else was randomly paired, but Alyssa was paired with me because I was headed off to Kuwait and needed my book early. She sent me a dessert cookbook called Great Cakes, which has some really lovely cakes in it. I will probably be pulling it out again and again when I want to serve a special occasion cake for a birthday or during the holidays. Thank you, Alyssa!

Great Cakes Cookbook

As always, the swap has been such a fun event – and a huge thank-you to all who participated! Alyssa and I are thinking about hosting another swap, and we’re open to ideas. (Wouldn’t a spice swap be fun?!) If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below, and if you’re interested in participating in our next swap, you can join our mailing list here!

Here are the other bloggers who participated in this event. Be sure to check out a few of their posts and leave some comment love!

A Baker’s House
avocado bravado
Blue Kale Road
Blueberries And Blessings
Cheap Recipe Blog
Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Create Amazing Meals
Cucina Kristina
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Cupcake Project
Dinner is Served 1972
Done With Corn
Eats Well With Others
Everyday Maven
Flour Me With Love
From My Sweet Heart
Great Food 360°
Healthy. Delicious.
I’m Gonna Cook That!
Je Mange la Ville
Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Kitchen Treaty
Olive and Herb
OnTheMove-In The Galley
Our Best Bites
Paleo Gone Sassy
poet in the pantry
Rhubarb and Honey
Rocky Mountain Cooking
Shikha la mode
Shockingly Delicious
Sifting Focus
Spoonful of Flavor
Tara’s Multicultural Table
The Gluten Free Chef
The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler
The Suburban Soapbox
The Whole Family’s Food

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  1. says

    Thank you so much for providing me a copy of your cookbook, too. It is gorgeous, and I love the way it’s organized. I buy cookbooks I will never use, just to read like novels, but this is one I will definitely use a lot.

    I think a spice swap would be really fun! There’s a spice shop in Denver that I love and they have so many great blends I would love to share with everyone.

  2. says

    What a fun project! thanks for co-hosting the event, Faith. I already enjoy cooking from your book and blog and can’t wait to check out all of the other book swap bloggers.

  3. says

    Faith thank you SO much for hosting this – it was really fun. I’m absolutely interested in doing this again. A spice exchange sounds like fun.

    I’m off to check out your cookbook now – Anne’s post was just beautiful!

  4. says

    Faith – thank you so much for co-hosting this swap – I am so thrilled with all the new bloggers I’ve been able to discover as a result! Love your blog, too! :)

  5. says

    What a fun idea, thanks!! Can’t wait to participate another time. Maybe we could share small kitchen gadgets or aprons or who knows what else? Thanks for your time spent organizing this, really fun.

  6. says

    Hi Faith! Well, Alyssa sent you a wonderful book! I have Great Cakes and you will find every cake imaginable in that book. I hope you enjoy it! And thank you so much for a copy of An Edible Mosaic. You cannot know how thrilled I was to receive it. I’ve made one of your versions of rice pudding, and it was heavenly! I’m looking forward to cooking from it this weekend! And thanks to you and Alyssa for hosting this fabulous exchange. It’s really such a fun way to get to know our fellow bloggers. Looking forward to the next one!

  7. says

    I love the idea of a spice swap, Faith!

    And I loved participating in the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap! Thanks so much for hosting!

    ~Kimberly from Rhubarb and Honey

  8. says

    I admire anyone who can pull off baking beautiful cakes. Just the one in the cover looks amazing! Good luck :)

    Thanks for organizing the swap. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what’s next. I’m loving the spices idea too.

  9. says

    Faith this has been so much fun! Thank you for hosting and organizing the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap. A spice swap would be great.

    It has been so much fun to discover so many fantastic blogs through this event, and I’m looking forward to getting to know them all more.

    PS – the cake book looks amazing and perfect for entertaining!


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